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Programming ChatGPT Prompt Engineering

Today we are going to some programmatic Prompt Engineering on ChatGPT to craft some code the quick and easy way. ChatGPT has been a boon to programmers and taking the programming world by storm, producing bug-free code which would otherwise take ages to debug. In my short use with ChatGPT so far, I am impressed, though it has some styles,...

IKEA hack UTRUSTA vertical door hinge on BESTA

An IKEA hack is one which involves using items purchased from IKEA and using it in ingenious ways which it was not intended to do so to achieve a means. Today we are going to look into installing IKEA Utrusta hinges on BESTA storage cabinets, so the doors can open vertically upwards instead of sideways. My journey starts with using...

Ouzhixiang Coomodel werewolf model review

The Ouzhixiang Coomodel werewolf is premium collectable action figurine made by Chinese company COO MODEL Toys. They are a Chinese company that specializes in hyper-detailed figures. The Werewolf is a 1/6 Scale figure made as part of their Monster File Figure series, particularly, the Ouzhixiang Monster File Series which also comprises of Frankenstein, Dracula and a Mummy figure. Let’s...

How to disable Windows 10 updates

Windows Update is widely known today in the computing world as the evil everyone likes to hate. Interestingly, it protects Windows computers everywhere as much as it annoys. This post focuses on how I managed to successfully disable Windows 10 Update via disabling key services. This was tested on release in the 15xxx builds up to the current 17xxx...

The bane of Windows 10, how to disable Windows telemetry

My experience with Windows 10 had been a love-hate affair. It started great as a lightweight replacement to my main Windows 7 daily driver. The lightweight operating system was well received globally. It offers benefits of both function and familiarity. However, in recent light, Microsoft's had sadly put it down with many crippling and worrisome features, such as privacy...

Grab Uber takeover, the Rise of monopolistic private-hire

The fallout of the recent Uber acquisition by Grab had been hitting the local headlines daily. The deal was seen pretty much of a takeover than a blatant acquisition. Thereafter, Grab swiftly spared no expense in promptly shutting down their bitter rival. This includes shuttering Uber offices, leaving staff on leave and taking over all App-booking in the region. Note...

Disadvantages of 3D printing

Not sizable for large scale production Despite being a reliable manufacturing technique, 3D printing is only technically and economically feasible for high value, low volume parts (3D printing is cheap in comparison to the value of the parts produced), with increased diminishing returns for every additional production piece made. If production runs of over a ten thousand pieces a year,...

Advantages, Benefits of additive 3D printing

3D printing allows early verification of prototype designs. While computer aided design (CAD) simulations allows designs to be evaluated and tested within a virtual environment before manufacture, a 3D printed prototype allows for in-situ field-testing and rapid physical visualisation of 3D models (e.g. verifying the position of mobile phone buttons to 90% percentile of population hand sizes), identifying and...

3D Printing 101, technology background and how it works

Since 3D printing is something catching a fair bit of attention now in Singapore, I figured I share some 3D printing 101 and my experiences and light on the technology to my readers here. 3D printing is something very familiar to me, with personally about 9 years of active experience with the technology to date. The technology has helped...

Wacom Intuos 4 Medium Tablet review- A cartoonist perspective

Today is a good day! And a coincidence, the day my new Intuos4 arrived in the mail as well! I brought mine off Amazon at $297 USD with a student discount. The non-academic version is retailing too at Amazon for about $320 USD which is roughly $20 bucks more, however what you get is rather similar. The move to...

Nike Lunarlite Flywire Racer+ Review – Verdict

After more runs with my "marathon capable" Nike Lunar racer, here is the 2nd installment to my review of this fantastic pair of running shoes. I can't deny that my following runs after my first with this pair were quite abrasively painful, particularly given my gait change to this new shoe, so I needed a longer resting time...

Nike Lunarlite Flywire Racer+ Review- First Impressions

I’ve got a new pair of Nike Lunar racers and promised to write a review of it. So here goes, the first part with my first impressions. The first thing you can do is to pick up this pair of shoes and wonder what the? It weighs too light to feel real, it feels even lighter when worn. Just like...

Samsung Q35 Notebook Review

Samsung Q35 Review Introduction Touted as the "world's smallest Core Duo laptop", the Samsung is indeed a really small beast, in fact it's feels even lighter than it looks. You have to feel it for yourself to believe after lugging around and using sub 3kg notebooks previously. This laptop is brought primarily for my Mum who needed a notebook for her...

Tutorial: Figure clay sculpting – Painting & finishing

Article table of contents Planning and structure (Concept & frame building) Medium (Clay) application, setting & surface detailing Painting & finishing With your sculpture detailed and ready, now it's time to add one splash of colour with some paint, then finishing it to lock them in. Prechecks Ensure that your model had completely dried out before attempting to paint. The painting process by itself will...

Tutorial: Figure clay sculpting – Planning and structure

I generally clay model as an art-based hobby of mine. Clay modeling is another form of expression of art. It allows artists to portray a subject or detail in true 3 dimensional form, contrary to drawing on 2 dimensional media such as paper or canvas. It allows an object to take form with true depth and detail, achievable with...

Tutorial: Figure clay sculpting – Medium application and detailing

Article table of contents Planning and structure (Concept & frame building) Medium (Clay) application, setting & surface detailing Painting & finishing Now I will cover the main star of the show- the clay medium, it's application as well as detailing the clay as it sets. Choice of clay I choose white clay for this tutorial as it allows to be molded with moisture. It's simple...

Tutorial: Introductory plastic kit-modeling – Posing & finishing

Kit Modeling tutorial article table of contents Intro, cutting & sanding pieces Priming & painting Detailing Assembling & decalling Posing & finishing Posing & Finishing This last page of the tutorial very much covers the remaining steps for your model, such as final touch-ups, finishing & displaying your finished master piece. Finishing Touches After assembling all the pieces together, if needed, do some light sanding to remove...

Tutorial: Introductory plastic kit-modeling – Assembling & decalling

Kit Modeling tutorial article table of contents Intro, cutting & sanding pieces Priming & painting Detailing Assembling & decalling Posing & finishing Assembling - Part assembly This is the point where you've got everything almost done, painted & awaiting the assembly phase. Besides saving you a bunch load of work space having to hold your parts laid out previously & its also one of the most...

Tutorial: Introductory plastic kit-modeling – Detailing

Kit Modeling tutorial article table of contents Intro, cutting & sanding pieces Priming & painting Detailing Assembling & decalling Posing & finishing Getting on fine details Usually my favorite part of the whole process. It involves drawing, painting or spraying in the details which gives your model the extra personal touch & uniqueness. It is this cross-road step where the true skills of a modeler shines,...

Tutorial: Introductory plastic kit-modeling – Priming & painting

Kit Modeling tutorial article table of contents Intro, cutting & sanding pieces Priming & painting Detailing Assembling & decalling Posing & finishing The School of Thoughts While most amateur modelers simply just smack together all pieces & paint later, this is not the recommended way as you eventually have to disassemble the model again to paint those hard to reach places. If you plan to model,...

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